Semi-finals, The Leeds International Piano Competition

Semi-finals, The Leeds International Piano Competition

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 2.00pm

SEMI FINALS Great Hall, University of Leeds
12 September, 7pm
13 September, 2pm and 7pm
14 September, 2pm and 7pm

Join our 10 Semi-finalists as they perform programmes of solo and chamber works to compete for a place at the Finals of the 20th Leeds International Piano Competition at Leeds Town Hall on 17 & 18 September.


Sunday 12 September, 7pm
Xiaolu Zang | 21, China

Programme A
Schumann Humoreske, Op.20
Busoni Elegie No.2 ‘All’Italia!’, BV 249
George Benjamin Meditation and Relativity Rag
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57

Thomas Kelly | 22, United Kingdom

Programme A
Chopin Barcarolle in F-sharp, Op.60
Thomas Adès Three Mazurkas, Op.27
Liszt Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata, S.161
Debussy Études No.7, No.8, No.12, L.136
Beethoven Cello Sonata No.4 in C, Op.102 No.1


Monday 13 September, 2pm

Ariel Lanyi | 23, Israel

Programme A
Beethoven Andante Favori, WoO 57
George Benjamin Meditation and Relativity Rag
Schumann Humoreske in B-flat, Op.20
Ravel Piano Trio, M.67

Hyunjin Roh | 20, South Korea

Programme A
György Ligeti Études, No.5, 10, and 11
Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118
Dvorák Piano Quintet in A, Op.81

Monday 13 September, 7pm

Elizaveta Kliuchereva | 22, Russia

Programme A
Franck Prélude, Choral et Fugue, FWV 21
György Ligeti Two Études: No.6 ‘Automne à Varsovie’, No.13 ‘L’escalier du diable’
Rachmaninov Polka de W.R.
Dvorák Piano Quintet in A, Op.81

Priscila Navarro | 27, Peru

Programme B
Bach Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Thomas Adès Mazurkas, Op.27
Beethoven Violin Sonata in C minor, Op.30/2, No.7


Tuesday 14 September, 2pm

Kaito Kobayashi | 25, Japan

Programme A
György Kurtág Selection of Játékok
Bach Suite in F minor BWV 823
Schubert Impromptu No.1 in F minor, D.935
Dvorák Piano Quintet in A, Op.81

Yuzhang Li | 22, China

Programme B
Schumann Sonata No.3 in F minor ‘Concerto for piano without orchestra’, Op.14
Chopin Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
Thomas Adès Mazurkas, Op.27
Brahms Cello Sonata No.1, Op.38

Tuesday 14 September, 7pm

Dmytro Choni | 28, Ukraine

Programme B
Thomas Adès Three Mazurkas
Schumann Novellette in F-sharp minor, Op.21 No.8
Scriabin Sonata No.4 in F-sharp, Op.30
Franck Violin Sonata in A

Alim Beisembayev | 23, Kazakhstan

Programme A
György Ligeti Three Études: No.2 Cordes à Vide; No.10 Der Zauberlehrling; No.13 L’Escalier du Diable
Ravel Miroirs, M.43 – II. Oiseaux tristes, III. Une barque sur l’océan
Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B-flat, Op.83
Brahms Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor, Op.60

Tickets: £16, £21 (booking fees apply)

Please note, we strongly recommend the wearing of face-masks at the Great Hall and have reduced seating capacity to increase your comfort and safety.

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